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loophole trying how one bay area's tragedy could lead to a change in federal law. >> the steering ability was lost. and they veer food oncoming traffic. -- veered into oncoming traffic and hit a truck head-on. >> reporter: her sister was killed. the car had been recalled one month before and had not been fixed. >> there is no rule that they cannot continue to rent recalled cars at their discretion. >> reporter: and it's that lack of legislation that brought her here. >> had this bill been in place in 2004, i wouldn't be here but my daughters would be. >> the bill proposed by assembly member bill monning would make it the first to
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prevent rental companies from renting companies before all safety recalls had been performed. >> consumers need to know that when they rent a car it is safe and ab63 is set to help consumers. >> consumer advocates point out they don't stop rental companies from putting unsuspecting drivers behind the wheel. >> if you ask anybody whether, when they rent a car, they believe it is safe, they will answer yes. i would have answered yes six months ago. and the fact is it is not so. >> reporter: some recommends companies have changed their policies following the tragedy. but a cbs investigation found earlier this year they are still renting out the cars. since there is no legislation to have them fix the recall they suggest you dow your due
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diligence. >> at any point of rental you can ask the rental agent if the vehicle is subject to recall. they can also call the manufacture. most people won't want to go to that effort. >> reporter: if you have a smart phone you can cross- reference the vin number on the website to make sure it is safe. something carol web desperately wishes her daughters had done. >> i know they are up there saying mom, you have to do something about this because we didn't want to die. >> reporter: signing the bill gerald schumer just passed similar legislation. they have to fix the recall within three months. enterprise says it now completes 90% of its repairs in 30 days. >> the last thing you want to think about when renting a car. you are in a hurry, you've got bags and the whole thing. you've got someplace to be. you don't want to be looking up whether it is okay. >> but if you have a smart phone you've got the vin number
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and if you've got a toyota type in the vin number and double- check. >> that is easy and it is worth it. julie, thank you. the barry bonds perjury trial now. today a former childhood friend of the baseball king says that bonds knowingly took steroids and there are audio tapes to support that claim. joe vasquez with what's on those tapes? >> reporter: allen, it is stormy out here and it was stormy in the courtroom, too. the friend put a tape-recorder in his jacket and had a conversation with barry bonds' personal trainer. steve hoskins a former personal assistant to barry bonds took the witness stand where he immediately made explosive allegations against his former friend. he had him begin searching steroids in 1994 by asking a doctor about it. "find out what this steroid does and what's the side effect of it? and is it good or bad?
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". although he never saw bonds get injected he was sure the homerun champion was using steroids. he said bonds complained about the pain. "the steroids, the shots were making his butt store." at least a couple of times he says he saw fitness trainer and bonds disappear into his room and he says he later saw the trainer with a syringe. he secretly recorded anderson. in the extremely gashed audio played to the jurors he asked about how steroids tend to cause infections. [ inaudible ] record anderson, remember, was convicted for distributing steroids to pro these. the recording continues with anderson talking about types of
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steroids he injected. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: bonds attorney allan ruby grilled him on the stand questioning about his motives about the secret recording. he fired hoskins after having found out he forged his signature on memorabilia. he wanted bonds to stop taking the steroids. in fact, he was going to play the recording for bobbed' father but he never did. ruby asked him about some timing issues. hoskins bought that little tape- recorder in 2000 but didn't make that recording until 2003. he claims he bought the recorder specifically to have those conversations to show that barry bonds' dad that say, something is going on here to try to get the superstar to stop doing steroids. >> on the bonds trial and a little weather, too. joe, thanks a lot. >> yes, really. >> two dogs found shot to death in an oakland neighborhood. it happened at 8:00 last night on the 6100 block of harmin
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avenue in east oakland. the men were standing on the porch of a house when the shots were fired. police say that they came from at least one gunman on the street who then took off after opening fire. so far, no motive for the shooting and suspects have not been found. >> at this time we do believe that there may have been other witnesses on scene with these men at the time they were targeted on their porch. we would like for those people to come forward and participate in this investigation. >> the dogs that were shot were at a house across the street from where the men were shot. it's not clear if those pitbulls were shot by the same suspects. >> there have been 26 homicides now in oakland so far this year. and at the same time last year there were 17. the worst financial situation that california state university system has ever seen. thousands of students will be turned away next year and an untold number of staff will lose their jobs. how they plan to fix their
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broken budget. >> reporter: it's spring break at cal street east bay. you almost need that college degree to understand the complexity of the csu system. here is-easy to understand concept. students next year will pay $650 more. $800 more than what they were paying last fall. >> it's discouraging. i would probably have as and if i didn't i would probably have to dropout. >> reporter: how much do you feel about what you are paying? >> i feel like i am being ripped off. like you have to pay for your education. >> reporter: they also think they can put a dent in their $550 million by cutting financing for 100 students. >> instead of having 1,000 you can teach we are going to fund you can teach 330,000. >> reporter: but they are actually at this number now because the school made such deep cuts last year. here is where it gets tricky. even though the university is
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cutting the money it isn't limited because they have to accept qualified transfer students. >> we have no legal authority to turn them away as long as they apply on time. >> reporter: do you think that will have to change? >> i don't see the master plan for education in the state of california is too old and too entrenched. i don't see them changing that. >> reporter: but getting in doesn't mean you get your classes. the ceo shawn bibs says the real impact will be there. >> fighting for classes. more fees, no doubt, they will see an increase in fees. and then fighting for classes that's where you will see the big impact. people will be waiting in line. we will have a students that has 35 seats and we will have 15 people sitting on the floor hoping someone is going to drop that class. >> >> reporter: it could take students to graduate and it could pro compromise the financial aid for students. >> it is out-of-pocket money so
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just a waste of time. >> reporter: what if you had to go an extra semester or even an extra year to get the degree. >> it probably won't affect me because there are no jobs out there anyway. >> reporter: cal state may do better with these cuts because they have taken drastic measures. they have cut staff and lecturers and a way to save money. $1million in electricity and $2 million in worker's compensation. >> we actually made the cuts. some were banking on brighter andre -- days and used sunny day money to get them through. >> reporter: the students will be paying more and may not get their classes. in hayward, cbs 5. >> well, there were no clothes or radio or t.v. or furniture. >> same troubled landlord but this time a new revolting problem. there have been some signs of teeth and tusks. >> it's prehistoric and it was right in our backyard.
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trying to pin a date on this mammoth find. a massive rockslide in the santa cruz mountains cuts off access to an entire neighborhood. and today residents are not getting any good news about when things might get back to normal. that story ahead. >> 11 straight days of rain here in the bay area. tomorrow the advisories and watches you need to know about. eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. [ music ] ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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robert lyles with another tenant's horror story, involving a landlord we . first contaminated well water, now a cockroach infestation. another horrie story involving a landlord, one that we have showed you before, one of the bay area's most controversial landlords. >> we liked it because a lot of light got into the apartment. >> reporter: nate thought a third floor apartment in this oakland building would make a good home for his family.
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but within days of moving in. >> we started seeing cockroaches. >> reporter: and within a few weeks. >> they were just everywhere. they were in our clothes, our radio, our t.v., our furniture. it got to the point we would find them crawling on our bodies in bed. >> reporter: turning what he says should be peaceful nights of slumber into nightmares for his young sons. >> it came to where we had to shake our clothes out so they won't forget. >> reporter: when the landlord wouldn't fix the problem he moved his family out. but his problems were far from over because the landlord blamed him for the infestation of cockroaches and refused to return his deposit. this is thomas him and his wife own another five places. you have seen him from these homes in harvey's.
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renters were drinking and bathing in water contaminated with both e.coli and fecal bacteria. >> it would be brown before it would turn clear. >> my eyes are always blurry and stinging all the time. all of our eyes were always stinging. >> reporter: our investigation prompted the alameda district attorney's office to open its own investigation. now, no one here is saying if this is a criminal or a civil investigation. but a spokesperson will say these offices are all too familiar with richard thomas. why? because of the hundreds of people who have sued him. >> reporter: suing was one of those tenants joining a class action lawsuit. >> he preys on the weakest. and he profits from it. >> reporter: barry willdorf was the lead attorney on the case. >> he was, in my estimation, bullying little people around. >> reporter: anything else? >> reporter: he uncovered this pattern of bad faith. >> there were two bulbs missing from this one. >> there is a chip here.
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>> reporter: when tenants would move out thomas would walk the apartment nitpicking a laundry list of supposed damages to show as evidence in the court case. >> and somebody put something in here that was wet. >> reporter: thomas would then send his former tenants letters, sometimes 20 pages long which he claims would allow him to withhold their security deposits. they sued for their deposits for $1300 thomas would almost always counter-sue in his case for almost $7,000 claiming the coach infestation caused him no rent. >> he has left them in desire straits. and for the amount of people we are talking about it is a significant impact of the quality of life in the community. >> reporter: the jury found in favor of the tenants, awarding them $1 million in punitive damages because they believe thomas committed these acts with mall ace and fraud. and just last month an appeals
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court agreed. but still none have collected a dime. >> well, there are things that have not been removed. >> reporter: because thomas continues to fight the verdict, while continuing to rent to the public. >> the important thing is that these acts don't continue to other people because you can be a victim and you don't even know what you are getting into. >> reporter: robert lyles, cbs 5. >> now, richard topple has has -- thomas has not returned any of our calls. the judge has just refused to hear the appellant hearing. >> we are anxiously watching tomorrow's anticipated storm in santa cruz after the community was cut off by a major rock slide. mark sayre is live in scotts valley now with how residents are making the best of this messy situation. mark? >> reporter: well, dana, residents came here to the scotts valley fire station this afternoon to try to get some answers to some basic questions. those questions are being what is being done to fix the road problem and how long are they going to be without that
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access? >> so welcome to the fire station. >> reporter: at a community meeting late this afternoon there was not much good news. local officials met with landlords who are effectively landlocked to tell them there was no estimate how long they will be landlocated to their homes. they have forced to bring supplies over the muddy trail. >> i am bringing a stop motion video i am going to do up for my art class. >> reporter: alex is one of 33 cut off by this massive rock slide on nelson road in scott's valley. the rocks came down during heavy rains on monday and this muddy path is the only way residents can get in or out of their homes. >> reporter: this is how you have to transport your project to art class. what do you think of all of this? >> kind of tiring. >> we are dealing and getting routes in and out. i have now managed through this road and got a car on the other side. now we have a car on each side.
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>> reporter: help rains today have slowed the progress to get help on this side and they are trying to stage some emergency vehicles in the area. >> we have to some type of response for a law enforcement presence or a medical emergency we need vehicles on that side so we can get to the i am. >> reporter: but the efforts have been slow. tractor was used to pull a fire vehicle over the muddy hill but in the end this particular effort did not work out. looking on was chandler townsend who was trying to make it home with a supply of groceries. >> reporter: so you are going to carry these groceries through the mud? >> yes. >> reporter: did you ever think this is what it would take to go to the grocery store? >> no, i didn't think i would have to do that. >> reporter: are you ready for it? >> yeah. >> reporter: the officials told the residents here they are working to put in some type of temporary access road for the residents. but it is not clear if they will be able to use that
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emergency road. if and when it is built. dana, many of the residents use propane for heating. they are running out of propane. some still don't have power. it is a big mess and there is no timeline at all when that road may be re-opened. >> it is rainy and cold so hopefully they will get that fixed. mark sayre in the santa cruz mountains, thank you very much. >> not just the bay area seeing this rough weather. take a look at this weather the funnel clouds north of sacramento. and here is the damage, a car window blown out when that tornado touched down around 3:00 this afternoon. there is no word on any injuries, though. >> all right. got more wind and rain headed our way. let's go to robert. on storm watch tonight. >> just tracking another thunderstorm in that same area just moments ago. i wanted to mention to you it is official now. we just received word that in san francisco downtown we have surpassed our normal seasonal rainfall total. usually we have 22.28 in the bucket over the season.
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as of today, 22.49. [ applause ] >> now it can all stop, right? but it's not going to. take a look at the live high definition doppler radar. that heavy precipitation over the sacramento region. some pretty moderate rainfall moving through pacifica to san francisco. we do have delays at sfo and arriving flights of one hour and 36 minutes. otherwise, east and north of the bay right there benecia this is a cell that contains heavy to moderate downpours. noting the continues up to 20, 25 miles per hour. and then over to the north of the bay, look at the shades of yellow again. this is all lifting up and pushing up in a north easterly direction. so if we are out and about, obviously we still have some scattered rain showers. temperatures in the 50s pretty breezy if not downright windy. temperatures overnight into the 40s through 50s through alameda and also in oakland. this area of low pressure did produce over two inches of rain in throughout scott's valley.
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another two inches of rain is coming this way. all because of a very fast moving area of low pressure that's on a fast-moving jet stream. and this is going to also produce a lot of wind here in the bay area. and so the heaviest rain for your planning purposes will be tomorrow morning's commute. watch our pinpoint forecast a little lull in the overnight hours. 4, 5, 6 a.m., 7, 8 you have the heavy rest rain. and watch it pass as the front passes. it will continue to rain all day long. the watches and advisories is still coming up, allen, in this newscast. >> thanks, roberta: we will watch for that. >> and after the break placed beneath our feet. that's up in two minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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animal an animal that . an amazing discovery in monteray county. scientists have-earthed an animal, an animal that became extinct millions of years. grace on the animal that once roamed around here. >> reporter: it is the archaeological equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack. they have uncovered a columbian mammoth. >> there have been small signs of teeth and tusks. we have a tusk at the museum. as far as i know and i don't know much about this particular find, but this would be one of the first complete skeletons in this particular -- in our area. >> mammoths in california are not necessarily rare. but skeletons are rare. >> reporter: mark goodwin is the assistant director at the uc berkeley paleontology museum. he says the columbia mammoth
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could be as old as 1.8 million years or as young as 6,000. they were massive creatures that stood 15 feet high at the shoulder with tusks 6-8 feet long and they grazed on grass. to illustrate the size we tried to find something in our modern world that might show you how big a columbian mammoth would be. they say it would be about the width and breadth of one of our news trucks. you might call it big boned. they were vegetarians and lived on the grasslands in the area. their social behavior was something similar to something more familiar to us. >> how to best asking is by looking at modern elephants. they travel in herds, right? very social and intelligent creatures. >> reporter: because they were so social, the hope for archeologists is that this columbia mammoth wasn't the only thing preserved. >> we are like detectives, we use clues that we find from the locality, for instance, to recreate the ecosystem, the
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paleo climate and the environment. >> reporter: grace lee, cbs 5. >> you are probably more familiar with the woolly mammoth. they are similar. the columbian mammoth was slightly shorter by a few feet and didn't have that long shag guy hair because it lived in a warmer climate. at one point humans did live with them but with what we don't know is how they interacted and how the columbian mammoth went extinct. >> day five of america's involvement in libya. so how does the country feel about it? the sharp divisions among the american public and american politicians. >> there was warning for the mainland of japan before the strongest shaking hit anywhere onshore. >> wouldn't that be nice here? the technology and money needed to give californians a little warning before the big one strikes. and this, tick tick tick tick, is bridging the hemispheres. >> veterans trapped by the horrors of war. how a bay area woman is helping
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gadhafi's air force. in the key eastern city, moammar gadhafi's tanks are beginning to retreat after a week-long assault on civilians. but the libyan leader remains defiant, insisting he is not going anywhere. meanwhile defense secretary robert gates says the u.s. could turn control of the operation over as early as saturday. so how much support is there for american involvement in another military campaign? phil matier shows us the divisions among americans and politicians. >> reporter: when it comes to the u.s. involvement in libya, the bay area appears to be split from the top down. even the usually united democrats don't see eye to eye with representative of san jose saying president obama's use of force violated the wars powers resolution. and represent mike honda says the president was sending "a message to the world that american democracy is deeply
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dysfunctional.." well, today the president good a boost from barbara boxer one of the most liberal of the bay area democrats who says flat out. >> anyone who says he should have waited doesn't feel the sense of urgency that many of us feel that this man was about to destroy his own people. >> reporter: the split between the usually united democrats is shared by bay area voters as well. an exclusive cbs 5 survey usa poll of bay area voters found they are split as well, with 42% saying they support the president's actions. but 38 opposing the u.s. involvement. >> you are facing a dictator who vowed, who vowed to destroy his own people. and you are facing a dictator who is on the verge of doing so. >> reporter: one point everyone seems to agree on, however, is the question of sending troops into libya. as we did in afghanistan and iraq. 7--10 voters say that they would oppose such a move. and even boxer said her support
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on libya depends on the burden being shared by the allies and of only limited engagement. go if that changes and suddenly other people dropout of the coalition and suddenly america is in charge of this and it looks like it's a protracted situation, of course i would say come back at that time. >> reporter: but the question is how long is a protracted situation? and the poll found divisions on that, with most people thinking that we are probably going to be there at least for months and a few worried we might be there for years. >> hope it is not another quagmire. phil, thanks. now to the latest on the disaster in japan. tap water from the tokyo per indication site is testing positive for elevated levels of radiation. government officials say the water is safe for adults but they are cautioning parents not to let their babies drink it. at the crippled nuclear plant engineers are still struggling
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to stabilize the overheated reactors. in response to the crisis federal regulators voted to review nuclear power plants. >> engineers at cal tech are working to put together an early-warning system for earthquakes like they have in japan. they have made some progress but as barry page explains an early-warning system is far off. >> reporter: imagine 30 minutes before hearing this you hear this. japan had that alert thanks to an early-warning system that went off over the radio and television and cell phones. >> there was warning for the mainland of japan before the strongest shaking hit anywhere onshore. and up to a minute in tokyo. >> reporter: douglas gibons
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says japan's early-warning system undoubtedly saved lives. >> there is no reason we can't do a system in the united states and in fact we are working on such a system. >> shaking expected in 16 seconds. >> reporter: this alert is already operational on a few u.s. computers. so what that could take for you? >> figure out how long it takes for to you get under your desk? >> reporter: videos show the japanese did not use those warnings. this man immediately runs outside while the ground is still shaking. >> whoa whoa whoa. >> reporter: teachers used their 10-second warning to get the children outside even as a crack in the earth formed. >> running outside is not the thing you want to do. in fact, most of the injuries that result from earthquakes are from people trying to get someplace. even running to a doorway is the wrong thing to do. stay where you are, drop, cover and hold on. (sirens). >> reporter: and an early-
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warning system can do more than this. it can trigger automated systems that can have an impact on lives. >> for instance like it stops the elevator. >> reporter: they used it to prevent airplanes from taking off and landing. gibons says a state wide early- manage system in california could be done in a few years. but the biggest challenge is coming up with the $150,000 it would take to pay for it. >> still ahead the stardom and the husbands and the personal problems. >> i will not have love again. >> a look at her role in the fight against aids. >> and see these images over and over playing on like a never-ending loop in my head. >> post-traumatic stress disorder. it affects tens of thousands of veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. this week's jefferson award winner, the bay area woman
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afghanistan return with post disorder. an . at least 1-5 americans who have served in iraq and afghanistan have returned with post traumatic stress disorder. an east bay therapist is offering an effective treatment that is not available to all veterans. we introduce you to this week's jefferson award winner. >> reporter: he helped route out insurgents house to house in fall gentleman. >> all of us riding about in the backs of the house. >> reporter: the memories haunted him when he returned home to walnut creek. >> i would see these videos playing like a never-ending loop in my head. it made it hard to think about anything else. >> reporter: it helped him cope with his ptsd. but he found the most effective
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treatment for free thanks to christina madlynner. >> this is definitely a service that we need. >> reporter: she is a licensed therapist who treats ptsd. eye movement d esensitive. >> it allows the brain a way to use it. >> reporter: she started treating veterans after reading a war about an iraq war vat ran -- veteran that committed suicide. >> that means that there is no hope. no hope that they had anything left. i don't want that in my community. >> reporter: local veterans could not get affordable emdf treatment even though it has been approved by the department of defense and veteran's affairs. so in 2008 she founded the non- profit that offers veterans
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resources pro bono for veterans with. tsd. >> what do you want to work on? >> something with rage. >> as the patients talk about their issues they match the vibrations to tabs under their legs. >> unlike talk their, the treatment stimulates both sides of the brain to ease the stress. >> and this tick tick tick tick is bridging the hemispheres. >> reporter: mike says christina's treatments helped him find peace. >> i still remember the things i have seen and been a part of. but i don't have the heavy emotional connection to it anymore. >> reporter: marine corporal patrick wright says christina creates a safe setting that helped him calm his anger after three deployments to iraq. >> she is very accommodating. she understands. she realizes that, you know, we're not the typical every day type of patient. >> reporter: so far christina has treated 25 soldiers using
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emdr. >> for those who have served, i feel we need to give them as many treatment options as possible. >> reporter: so for helping veterans heal from the horrors of war, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to christina madlynner. sharon chin, cbs 5. >> nominate your local heroes for a jefferson award online at click the connect button at the top of the page and then jefferson awards to find the e- mail nomination form. when is it just enough? well, obviously not tomorrow because a bigger storm is heading this way. we will tell you the areas that will be affected, the commute that will be affected, the sky and how long we will see the rain. as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. ,, [ male announcer ] it's a rule of nature. you don't decide when vegetables
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legend elizabeth taylor died from heart failure. she was 79. she is being remembered for not only being one of the biggest legends in hollywood but also for her work to fight for aids. she was the first in hollywood to ask for help for it and to ask for research. mike sugarman with the work she did for the disease. >> reporter: she spent the first half of her life making movies. the second half trying to fight aids. she did more than anyone outside of science in the world. >> i wish your mother were here. >> she's here. she's inside me. >> reporter: elizabeth taylor's star power started early and lasted a lifetime. >> i am not like anyone, i'm me. >> reporter: that was true in the movies, in the hollywood communities and in the aids community. >> when she embraced helping aids it really helped with the stigma. >> reporter: in a san francisco lab as far away from the glitz of hollywood as you can get dr.
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jay levee talked about his dealings with the international superstar. >> something we learned very early she didn't like to be called liz but elizabeth taylor. >> reporter: dr. levee in his own right with research in hiv/aids met her after her good friend rock hudson died in 1985. >> this suddenly hit home. it was something that hit all of us. and something that was not going to stop. and so she wanted to put her, so to say, star power to finding a solution. >> reporter: which is what dr. levee continues doing today, 30 years after the disease started ravaging san francisco's gay community. [ applause ] >> reporter: this fundraiser in the city with magic johnson was part of her work with the american foundation for aids research amfar, the group she helped start. she is said to have helped raise more than a quarter of a billion dollars. >> at the time aids was thought
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of as something for only gay men. and, you know, she started to raise the issue that it's not just a gay disease, it's broader than that. >> reporter: part of her fundraising was for a 15-room aids facility in the castro. it is the only one of its kind in california. amfar money goes mostly to work with nutrition here. >> we focus entirely on humans. >> reporter: casey flux has aids and didn't know much about elizabeth taylor outside of the movies and marriages but is living in comfort because of her extraordinary work for aids patients. fundraising even more important these days as congress talks about getting rid of a lot of the money that had built up in the government over the passed 30 years. in san francisco, mike sugarman, cbs 5. all right. a little break in the rain where mike is. what about the rest of us, roberta? >> scattered showers will
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continue throughout the evening hours. eight straight days of measurable precipitation in the bay area. let's get to our live high definition doppler radar where it is raining. you saw that dry spot where mike sugarman is but still have plenty of precipitation in and around the bay area. this contains heavy downpours just exiting in a north easterly direction. the rain is pressing up and over two inches of rain in scotts valley. already 95% saturated soil. woodside, napa, all with over an inch of rain. if you are out and about, scattered showers and temperatures pretty much in the 50s. later on tonight we will bottom out in the 40s to 50 in oakland. 47 degrees in redwood city. tomorrow morning will be a complete nightmare. that's when some of the heaviest rain will be pushing through the bay area with
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gusting winds up to 35 miles per hour and potentially even 45 miles per hour. this is the exiting system from today. right on its heels a more potent area of high pressure that promises heavier rain and also gust yes winds. so the timing of this particular system are planning out like this. watch for the lull in the overnight hours. here comes the leading edge of the rain showers. there is your morning commute. when you see the pockets of yellow, that's the front as it slices through the bay area. but behind it, a lot of unstable air mass. and also snow to the north and also around the mount hamilton area. so we do have an urban flood watch in effect for pretty much the entire bay area for your thursday. a wind advisory in effect for just about the entire bay area as well. some gusts could exceed 45 in the higher elevations. temperatures tomorrow in the 50s, not even at 60 degrees. extended forecast calls for showers lingering into your friday. another impulse rolling through providing rain showers on saturday. high pressure begins to build in on sunday providing us with
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mostly cloudy skies each day through wednesday. but i believe we will have the full-on sunshine a week from today on wednesday. meanwhile, recline thank you, sir, for your photo of -- lee klein thank you very much for your photo of stormy weather right here in the bay area. don't go away. eyewitness news will continue right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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wilson tried to throw for the fi . the giants were dealt a triple header of bad news today. first closer brian wilson tried to throw for the first time since training. his leftie bleak. he had to quit because of soreness. that's really bad news. the rest of the day went down from there. cody ross was injured trial to field a line-drive against the angels in the first inning. that is diagnosed as a strained calf as he had a limp. matt cane was roughed by the angels. and they were slaughtered 8-0 just a great day. oakland was virtually punch- less against carlos silva who struck out three and one innings. the cubs were winners today 3- 1. scary moment phillies rays
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game this afternoon manny ramirez smacked a line-drive off phillip mack. he stayed on the ground but was conscience. he left the field and was taken in for x-rays. which good news the x-rays were negative. stanford played their last two games in front of a packed maple pavilion. not the case for top-ranked yukon who had a half full arena for this game last night against perdue. the head coach blasted thes fans for a really weak turn- out. >> you know, free parking and hand-outs at the gate might help. you know, letting some of the fans participate in coaching the team since they always volunteer to do that. they guest coach every quarter might help. i think what would help the most is i am going to recommend we don't bet on this tournament for the next five years. because i think we've got a real spoiled group of fans who just assume that we are going to win. >> yes, that's the difference. that's not the case at stanford
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where they are one of the most loyal crowds in all of ncaa women's college basketball. libby solder is a pediatric nurse at stanford's cardiac hospital. but ironically, what she does in her free time would make nearly anyone's heart stop. >> ever been up to 3,000 feet up on a cliff and walked away from it? >> reporter: if you are libby solder, yes. she is not your weekend warrior. >> it is a small community high- lining people know each other. >> reporter: high-lining is like slack climbing it was evented by yosemite rock climbers. their boredom sprouted a full- fledged sport. >> we compare it often to tightrope walking because that's what people know because there is very different. a lot of sway and rhythm that goes into it and you also don't have a big pole. >> reporter: today libby is
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practicing low to the grounds. but she prefers walking across a line 3,000 feet up. she was the first woman to ever walk the lost arrow's fire in yosemite. it took her nearly 30 attempts without falling before she finally got it right. >> you got it, libby. you got it. you got it. yeah! >> holy crap, dear god. i was so relieved, i guess initially. and then just so giddy excited. >> reporter: five years later, libby has high-lined all over the world. most often accompanied by a safety rope. within the community, however, free soloing is a hush-hush practice that many have tried. >> i have done one free solo that my mother doesn't know about. the most dangerous thing about high-lining is driving to the place where you go and high- line. >> libby is still definitely one of the best high-lines in the world. >> reporter: he owns the rock gym. he says, believe it or not, the
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sport is growing. >> i have a student right now that's 61-year-old. his goal is to watch the las taras fire line. he would be the oldest man to ever do it. >> reporter: and if walking across a three inch band 3,000 feet in the air isn't your cup of tea, libby has a message for you. >> don't knock it until you try it. >> reporter: the good news is there are no known deaths in this sport. every time they do this they have double lines to ensure safety. nonetheless if that's my kid and i catch him doing that. >> where is the mother? but the mother doesn't know that. >> she tried that 20-30 times and got one last chance to do it because she had to go to work. that's when she made it. >> then she has to walk back, hello. >> i think she was late for work. >> i think so, too. i can't imagine that. >> well, good for her. >> that's next on the list, what do you think? >> it's exciting that's for sure. see you at 10 and 11. saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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